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Nigerian Chess Master Tunde Onakoya Aims to Make History with Guinness World Record Attempt in Times Square


Nigerian chess prodigy Tunde Onakoya, renowned for founding Chess in Slums Africa, is gearing up to make history in New York City’s iconic Times Square. His ambitious endeavor? To shatter the Guinness World Record for the longest continuous chess marathon by playing for an astounding 58 hours without a single defeat.

Behind Tunde’s formidable chess skills lies a noble cause: empowering underprivileged children across Africa. With unwavering determination, he aims to inspire hope and opportunity for millions of young minds deprived of access to education.

I’m doing this for the dreams of millions of children across Africa without access to education, Tunde passionately asserts, emphasising the profound impact his record attempt could have on marginalised communities.

Currently stationed in New York City, Tunde has made waves with his exceptional chess prowess. From captivating audiences at events and chess clubs to engaging in spirited matches amidst the bustling streets of Times Square, his presence has been fascinating and inspiring. As he prepares to embark on this monumental challenge, Tunde’s journey symbolises resilience, determination, and the unwavering pursuit of a brighter future for future generations.

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